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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 10:51:57 +0100
Subject: CFP: Contemporary Women's Movements in Europe

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>Date:         Fri, 9 Jun 2000 21:39:43 -0400
>Reply-To: "H-NET List for Women's History" <H-WOMEN-AT-H-NET.MSU.EDU>
>Sender: "H-NET List for Women's History" <H-WOMEN-AT-H-NET.MSU.EDU>
>From: "H-Women Moderator, Bud Burkhard" <>
>Subject:      CFP: Contemporary Women's Movements in Europe
>Call for Papers
>The Traffic in Feminism: Contemporary Women's Movements in Europe
>European Journal of Women's Studies
>Special Issue August 2002
>Judith Ezekiel (, and
>Mieke Verloo (
>This issue hopes to bring together articles related to the circulation of
>people, ideas, representations, and practices of feminist movements in
>post-World War II Europe and between Europe and other parts of the world.
>The seeming commonality of feminist movements throughout Europe rests, no
>doubt, on shared political conceptualization of the subject "women" but
>also on the concrete circulation of people and ideas.  Examples abound, be
>it the spread of new notions such as consciousness-raising and marital rape
>or a specific call to "show us how" to organize shelters.  Even the process
>of diversification--of multiplying issues addressed or of expanding the
>subject "women" to include the many groups hidden behind the term--is
>paralleled in many places.  Feminist movements cross-nationally do seem to
>have more similarities than many other social movements.
>Yet upon examination, the "similarity" is often the tip of a
>culturally-specific iceberg.  Women's movements export, adopt and adapt
>things selectively, serving domestic as well as international agendas.
>Definitions, representations, and periodization of the movement can
>exclude or include peoples and groups.  The trafficking in feminism is a
>situated process within the contexts of historical, cultural and political
>dynamics.  Thus, we encourage comparative approaches that elucidate these
>We welcome articles about the trafficking of feminist ideas and practices
>between countries, between centers and peripheries, between generations
>of activists, and along and across societal cleavages.  Studies might also
>cover regional, international and diaspora networks or coalitions, or focus
>on connections and disjunctures with other political and social movements.
>Case studies (cities, countries or groups) must move beyond the
>descriptive, challenge previous narratives and bring to light new findings.
>Some of the questions that might be addressed are the following: How has
>circulation occured in the changing configurations of Europe (Central and
>Eastern Europe, the European Union, former Yugoslavia, Austria, etc.)? How
>have movements posititioned themselves faced with histories of extreme
>violence ("ethnic cleansing," the Shoah)?  How have European connections
>reinforced or eroded the marginization of minority groups within the
>movement?  In what ways are networks affected by language boundaries?  How
>have feminist texts "translated"?  What has been the impact of the diverse
>channels used (mainstream media, alternative sources, ICT)?  How are
>"foreign feminisms" represented and used domestically (American feminism,
>French feminism, western feminism, third world feminism).  Are European
>movements part of so-called global feminism?  How have various goals and
>strategies produced different outcomes, in terms of national institutions,
>lifestyles and cultures and the state of the movement itself?
>We encourage contributions from all disciplines.  Articles go through our
>review process.
>Please send manuscripts to:
>Annette Geelink
>The European Journal of Women's Studies
>Utrecht University
>Heidelberglaan 2
>3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands.
>Deadlin for the submission of articles is May 1, 2001


Dr. Hilary Robinson
School of Art and Design
University of Ulster at Belfast
York Street
Belfast BT15 1ED
Northern Ireland

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